Millions of South Asians live outside their home countries. They could be key to region’s pandemic recovery.
It is time to establish partnerships and expand to a whole-of-society approach to cope with the disasters and crises that are increasingly threatening developing countries.
The transmission channels of perishables like fruits and vegetables from producers to consumers in developing countries need a revamp to provide benefits to all involved.
Strong remittance inflows should be used as an opportunity to strengthen the systems that help overseas workers and their families back at home.
Crop insurance is a valuable climate adaptation tool for disaster-prone countries like Bangladesh.
The pandemic has underscored the importance of trade facilitation within South Asia and with the region’s neighbors.
Over 5 million poor residents now enjoy 24/7 water supply, a model for South Asia.
With the right policies and investments, Bangladesh can become a trade and transport hub in South Asia.
Well-designed and targeted social protection programs, and particularly safety nets for the disadvantaged, deliver high returns in terms of poverty reduction.
Business-friendly policies, and the transition to greater use of e-commerce and on-demand production, are key to helping Asia’s small and medium-sized fashion companies bounce back from the pandemic.